An infrared Spy Alarm is coming to Nintendo Switch

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
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Credit: SABEC

The neat little “app” will be available for purchase on Nintendo Switch eShop on 27th May 2021 (US/Canada) at just $9.99.

If you already haven’t guessed it, the burglar detection app is made by none other than Sabec, the studio behind the famous calculator app. The company found tremendous success when its calculator app had blown up online from joke reviews. It is currently rated 10 stars on Nintendo eShop.

After the calculator app’s success, the company rolled out the Xylophone app and created a name for itself for publishing unnecessary apps on Nintendo’s digital store. So, what does their latest invention even do? Well, this hefty little app named Spy Alarm will make use of the Nintendo Switch JoyCon’s much-underrated feature.

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In the about section of the app in Nintendo eShop, it states:

“Spy Alarm guards your stuff! Spy Alarm works by transmitting an invisible infra-red tripwire which if broken sounds an alarm. Switch between four different alarm sounds and as a bonus Spy Alarm comes equipped with an intruder logger which lets you see exactly when and how many times the alarm was triggered while you were away. So how does it work? Spy Alarm transmits an invisible infra-red beam from IR Camera at the bottom of the right Joy-Con™, if someone or something crosses the beam, the beam bounces back to the IR Camera which then sounds the alarm. Spy Alarm works better if placed on the edge of a flat surface with the range of up to 1 meter and even further when a white or reflective object breaks the beam”

The way that the app works is by using the JoyCon’s IR Camera to send an invisible signal or beam, which will trigger an alarm when someone crosses it. This will alert everyone of the presence of a possible intruder in the home. The app will let you choose from four different alarm sounds. Moreover, it will also let you keep an intruder log to see how many times the alarm has been triggered.

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.